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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/7] PM / OPP: Introduce a power estimation helper
Hi Quentin,

On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 09:03:34AM +0000, Quentin Perret wrote:
> Hi Matthias,
>
> On Monday 28 Jan 2019 at 11:02:51 (-0800), Matthias Kaehlcke wrote:
> > > +/**
> > > + * of_dev_pm_opp_get_cpu_power() - Estimates the power of a CPU
> > > + * @mW: pointer to the power estimate in milli-watts
> > > + * @KHz: pointer to the OPP's frequency, in kilo-hertz
> >
> > nit: should be kHz
>
> Right, I can change that :-)
>
> >
> > > + * @cpu: CPU for which power needs to be estimated
> > > + *
> > > + * Computes the power estimated by @CPU at the first OPP above @KHz (ceil),
> > > + * and updates @KHz and @mW accordingly.
> > > + *
> > > + * The power is estimated as P = C * V^2 * f, with C the CPU's capacitance
> > > + * (read from the 'dynamic-power-coefficient' devicetree binding) and V and f
> > > + * respectively the voltage and frequency of the OPP.
> > > + *
> > > + * Return: -ENODEV if the CPU device cannot be found, -EINVAL if the power
> > > + * calculation failed because of missing parameters, 0 otherwise.
> > > + */
> > > +int of_dev_pm_opp_get_cpu_power(unsigned long *mW, unsigned long *KHz, int cpu)
> >
> > I think it is more common to put the input parameters first, then the
> > output ones, i.e. cpu, kHz, mW.
>
> Hmm, the issue is this must match the expectations of the EM framework:
>
> https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v5.0-rc4/source/include/linux/energy_model.h#L62
>
> So, I don't really have a choice. Or we can change the core code if this
> _really_ is a problem -- we don't have users yet so now is the best time
> to do so I guess ...

I see.

I think it would be preferable to follow the common scheme, but it's
also not a major issue, up to you whether you want to change the
definition of the callback. It's certainly true that now would be the
best time for a change.

Cheers

Matthias

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